By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Men of Ogun state police command on the 7th of February 2020 arrested one Idowu Sikiru male for inflicting grievous harm on the body of his 5 years old son Segun Sikiru over an allegation that the small boy stole a fish.
The suspect a resident of Itowo in Oke Sopen area of Ijebu Igbo was arrested following an information received by the police in Ijebu Igbo Division from members of the public who alerted the police that the suspect was about to kill the small boy.
On the strength of the information, the DPO Ijebu Igbo Division Sp Kazeem Solotan quickly mobilized his detectives to the area where the suspect was arrested.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect accused the boy of stolen a cooked fish and he put an aluminum plate on fire and when the plate was red hot, he forcefully sat the boy on it there given the victim a serious burnt on his buttock. He equally used the plate to burn the victim’s fingers and part of his mouth.
The victim has been rushed to the hospital for medical attention.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Cp Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to anti human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and possible prosecution.